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How A Tough Schedule Has The Cats Ready For Louisville

Twas the night before Louisville and all through the dorm, little trash had been talked, far from the norm. Tomorrow marks possibly the biggest game played in Rupp Arena between the Cats and Cards and for the past week things have been pretty quiet from both teams. Nobody knows just what to expect from the squads. You have Louisville who hasn’t played anybody all season defending their national championship with a top ten ranking. Then you have the Cats ranked in the top 20 despite dropping 3 games to ranked opponents. The tough schedule may have resulted in early losses but it is going to help the team meet Cal’s keys to victory from earlier today. Here’s why I think the tough schedule has the Cats ready for Louisville:

Look like a team.

One of the best factors in determining a team’s worth is their KenPom rating. Tomorrow the Cats will be taking on the highest rated KenPom team in Louisville who ranks 1st in offense and 6th in defensive efficiency. If the Cats are going to win they will indeed need to play like a team as they did earlier this year against Providence. That game they got a major performance from WCS who nearly got a triple double with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 blocks. A spark plug like that can open things up in a major way for the rest of the team and help key a win. They need to start first with effort:

Play with more energy.

On the Kenpom ratings the Cats are no slouches as they rank 6th in offensive efficiency. However they need to step up defensively in a major way and that will begin with energy. UK has come a long way since the lazy defense and effort they showcased against Michigan State which proved to be too much to overcome. The team has an understanding of the effort needed to beat other elite teams after playing MSU, Baylor, and UNC. Will will win when wishing won’t. The Cats need to bring willpower to the floor of Rupp Arena because that is what will get them through adversity.

When adversity hits, we’ve got to respond

Against Baylor adversity hit and the Cats folded. Against UNC and the Spartans the Cats fell behind but battled back before running out of time. Tomorrow is sure to be filled with plenty of intensity and plenty of runs. You can expect nothing less in a rivalry game. During those stretches the Cats will need to find what it was that allowed them to claw back from deficits. With a rowdy home crowd you can expect the team to find the edge that just wasn’t there when they were out on the road.

 

The Cards have been bet up in Vegas due to playing a weak schedule. If the Cats played those exact same teams in the exact places you could easily see them as undefeated and holding on to the number one ranking. Instead the Cats are now battle tested and ready to overcome whatever the Cards try to toss out tomorrow. Do you think the Cats’ tough schedule has them ready for the big game? Or are they just not ready for the big stage just yet?

 

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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17 Comments for How A Tough Schedule Has The Cats Ready For Louisville



  1. bob
    9:48 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    Current RPI….not too much difference, so the weak schedule theory is not that big:UK 25 UL 33
    1 Wisconsin 12-0 0.7234 6 0.6312 Big10 0-0
    2 Massachusetts 10-1 0.7159 4 0.6408 Atl10 0-0
    3 Kansas 8-3 0.6882 1 0.6737 Big12 0-0
    4 Syracuse 11-0 0.6845 28 0.5793 Acc 0-0
    5 Iowa St. 11-0 0.6827 29 0.5769 Big12 0-0
    6 Oregon 11-0 0.6726 48 0.5635 Pac12 0-0
    7 Wichita St. 11-0 0.6716 51 0.5621 Mvc 0-0
    8 Villanova 11-0 0.6669 61 0.5559 Bige 0-0
    9 Colorado 10-2 0.6651 7 0.6229 Pac12 0-0
    10 Baylor 8-1 0.6564 23 0.5894 Big12 0-0

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    11 Ohio St. 12-0 0.6550 86 0.5400 Big10 0-0
    12 Arizona 13-0 0.6541 89 0.5388 Pac12 0-0
    13 Florida 9-2 0.6511 24 0.5861 Sec 0-0
    14 Oklahoma St. 11-1 0.6492 46 0.5656 Big12 0-0
    15 Illinois 10-2 0.6487 31 0.5751 Big10 0-0
    16 Michigan St. 10-1 0.6469 32 0.5750 Big10 0-0
    17 LSU 8-2 0.6428 21 0.5905 Sec 0-0
    18 Brigham Young 7-5 0.6308 3 0.6536 Wcc 0-0
    19 Harvard 9-1 0.6288 118 0.5278 Ivy 0-0
    20 Gonzaga 9-2 0.6283 41 0.5695 Wcc 0-0

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    21 North Carolina 8-3 0.6243 9 0.6147 Acc 0-0
    22 Memphis 8-2 0.6211 47 0.5650 Aac 0-0
    23 Texas 10-2 0.6209 38 0.5715 Big12 0-0
    24 Boise St. 8-3 0.6199 20 0.5952 Mwest 0-0
    25 Kentucky 9-3 0.6191 19 0.5953 Sec 0-0
    26 Oklahoma 11-1 0.6185 120 0.5276 Big12 0-0
    27 Pacific 8-2 0.6175 91 0.5377 Wcc 0-0
    28 Connecticut 10-1 0.6174 88 0.5396 Aac 0-0
    29 Florida St. 8-3 0.6160 35 0.5733 Acc 0-0
    30 Minnesota 9-2 0.6157 42 0.5689 Big10 0-0

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    31 Butler 8-2 0.6141 65 0.5549 Bige 0-0
    32 Missouri 10-1 0.6095 95 0.5363 Sec 0-0
    33 Louisville 11-1 0.6074 151 0.5128 Aac 0-0
    34 UCSB 6-4 0.6056 22 0.5901 Bigw 0-0
    35 New Mexico 9-3 0.6028 39 0.5704 Mwest 0-0
    36 North Dakota St 8-4 0.6022 63 0.5556 Summit 0-0
    37 Pittsburgh 11-1 0.6021 157 0.5092 Acc 0-0
    38 Geo. Washington 10-1 0.6020 158 0.5080 Atl10 0-0
    39 Iowa 11-2 0.5997 123 0.5255 Big10 0-0
    40 Southern Miss 9-2 0.5987 165 0.5042 Cusa 0-0

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    41 Duke 9-2 0.5982 82 0.5418 Acc 0-0
    42 Toledo 10-0 0.5981 249 0.4642 Midam 0-0
    43 Creighton 9-2 0.5970 104 0.5335 Bige 0-0
    44 Manhattan 9-2 0.5946 121 0.5270 Maac 2-0
    45 San Diego St. 8-1 0.5944 142 0.5161 Mwest 0-0
    46 Princeton 9-2 0.5938 131 0.5213 Ivy 0-0
    47 VA Commonwealth 10-3 0.5934 103 0.5339 Atl10 0-0
    48 New Mexico St. 9-5 0.5881 60 0.5568 Wac 0-0
    49 Mercer 6-4 0.5879 62 0.5557 Atsun 0-0
    50 Cincinnati 10-2 0.5867 170 0.5016 Aac 0-0

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    51 Saint Louis 10-2 0.5867 134 0.5203 Atl10 0-0
    52 Virginia 9-3 0.5867 57 0.5579 Acc 0-0
    53 Dayton 9-3 0.5842 66 0.5545 Atl10 0-0
    54 Ohio 7-3 0.5824 73 0.5463 Midam 0-0
    55 Drake 7-3 0.5823 93 0.5373 Mvc 0-0
    56 Stanford 8-3 0.5803 54 0.5600 Pac12 0-0
    57 Vanderbilt 7-3 0.5803 80 0.5422 Sec 0-0
    58 Utah St. 9-2 0.5799 149 0.5139 Mwest 0-0
    59 St. John’s 8-3 0.5795 27 0.5801 Bige 0-0
    60 Belmont 7-5 0.5794 71 0.5524 Ovc 0-0

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    61 Arkansas 9-2 0.5794 126 0.5246 Sec 0-0
    62 Drexel 8-3 0.5789 156 0.5105 Coln 0-0
    63 South. Methodist 10-2 0.5788 186 0.4940 Aac 0-0
    64 Wisc. Green Bay 6-3 0.5784 55 0.5598 Horiz 0-0
    65 East. Michigan 5-3 0.5781 36 0.5729 Midam 0-0
    66 Georgetown 7-3 0.5779 50 0.5622 Bige 0-0
    67 Xavier 9-3 0.5770 77 0.5447 Bige 0-0
    68 St. Mary’s 9-3 0.5750 108 0.5318 Wcc 0-0
    69 LA Lafayette 6-4 0.5738 109 0.5318 Sbelt 0-0
    70 USC 7-4 0.5718 68 0.5531 Pac12 0-0

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    71 Arizona St. 10-2 0.5710 185 0.4947 Pac12 0-0
    72 New Orleans 1-4 0.5710 2 0.6598 Sland 0-0
    73 California 8-4 0.5697 67 0.5533 Pac12 0-0
    74 Nebraska Omaha 7-4 0.5680 150 0.5129 Summit 0-0
    75 Oral Roberts 4-6 0.5667 16 0.5968 Sland 0-0
    76 Missouri State 8-2 0.5659 210 0.4846 Mvc 0-0
    77 St. Joseph’s 6-4 0.5658 52 0.5620 Atl10 0-0
    78 UCLA 10-2 0.5652 179 0.4961 Pac12 0-0
    79 Tennessee 7-4 0.5637 58 0.5578 Sec 0-0
    80 N.C. Central 5-3 0.5637 171 0.5016 Meac 0-0

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    81 Wake Forest 10-2 0.5622 183 0.4957 Acc 0-0
    82 N.C. St. 9-2 0.5608 181 0.4957 Acc 0-0
    83 Bryant 6-6 0.5587 70 0.5526 Neast 0-0
    84 Mississippi 8-3 0.5583 122 0.5268 Sec 0-0
    85 Michigan 7-4 0.5559 100 0.5355 Big10 0-0
    86 Providence 10-2 0.5540 231 0.4747 Bige 0-0
    87 Bucknell 5-5 0.5535 79 0.5423 Patr 0-0
    88 Nebraska 8-3 0.5523 147 0.5142 Big10 0-0
    89 Richmond 8-4 0.5512 116 0.5280 Atl10 0-0
    90 South Carolina 4-6 0.5510 11 0.6135 Sec 0-0

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    91 Stephen F. Austin 8-2 0.5506 299 0.4408 Sland 0-0
    92 UNLV 8-4 0.5492 84 0.5417 Mwest 0-0
    93 Wyoming 7-4 0.5481 119 0.5276 Mwest 0-0
    94 Elon 5-5 0.5472 90 0.5379 South 0-0
    95 Northern Iowa 4-6 0.5463 26 0.5803 Mvc 0-0
    96 Fresno St. 5-6 0.5461 34 0.5736 Mwest 0-0
    97 Hawaii 7-3 0.5449 115 0.5282 Bigw 0-0
    98 UAB 8-3 0.5440 188 0.4928 Cusa 0-0
    99 Penn St. 9-4 0.5432 155 0.5112 Big10 0-0
    100 Marquette 7-5 0.5424 99 0.5357 Bige 0-0

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    101 Virginia Tech 7-4 0.5408 72 0.5510 Acc 1-0
    102 West. Kentucky 7-4 0.5407 182 0.4957 Sbelt 0-0
    103 Wisc. Milwaukee 9-4 0.5400 235 0.4714 Horiz 0-0
    104 Purdue 10-3 0.5388 190 0.4920 Big10 0-0
    105 Indiana 10-3 0.5386 193 0.4912 Big10 0-0
    106 Rider 5-5 0.5377 96 0.5358 Maac 2-0
    107 Maryland 7-5 0.5376 107 0.5323 Acc 1-0
    108 St. Francis (NY) 7-5 0.5369 174 0.4998 Neast 0-0
    109 Colgate 5-4 0.5367 162 0.5063 Patr 0-0
    110 UC Irvine 6-6 0.5353 94 0.5367 Bigw 0-0

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    111 Bowling Green 5-5 0.5345 75 0.5459 Midam 0-0
    112 Charlotte 8-3 0.5344 236 0.4713 Cusa 0-0
    113 Fordham 7-4 0.5329 180 0.4957 Atl10 0-0
    114 Louisiana Tech 9-3 0.5328 279 0.4493 Cusa 0-0
    115 Boston U. 7-5 0.5317 146 0.5145 Patr 0-0
    116 Akron 6-4 0.5302 148 0.5139 Midam 0-0
    117 Temple 5-5 0.5301 85 0.5402 Aac 0-0
    118 Jackson St. 4-7 0.5296 64 0.5552 Swac 0-0
    119 West Virginia 7-5 0.5295 106 0.5329 Big12 0-0
    120 Middle Tenn. St. 6-4 0.5291 153 0.5125 Cusa 0-0

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    121 Seattle 6-4 0.5284 226 0.4765 Wac 0-0
    122 Canisius 8-3 0.5273 283 0.4466 Maac 2-0
    123 Indiana St. 6-3 0.5270 268 0.4546 Mvc 0-0
    124 George Mason 6-6 0.5264 81 0.5419 Atl10 1-0
    125 Delaware 6-6 0.5263 175 0.4994 Coln 0-0
    126 Notre Dame 8-4 0.5250 133 0.5205 Acc 0-0
    127 Detroit 4-8 0.5238 40 0.5702 Horiz 0-0
    128 La Salle 6-6 0.5233 69 0.5528 Atl10 0-0
    129 Kent St. 8-2 0.5224 295 0.4425 Midam 0-0
    130 Miami (FL) 7-5 0.5203 154 0.5114 Acc 0-1

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    131 Arkansas St. 6-4 0.5202 228 0.4762 Sbelt 0-0
    132 Clemson 8-3 0.5191 251 0.4636 Acc 0-0
    133 Portland 8-4 0.5188 202 0.4866 Wcc 0-0
    134 Seton Hall 8-4 0.5187 192 0.4916 Bige 0-0
    135 Alabama 4-6 0.5180 14 0.5998 Sec 0-0
    136 Washington St. 5-5 0.5174 78 0.5441 Pac12 0-0
    137 Eastern Kentucky 6-4 0.5170 242 0.4671 Ovc 0-0
    138 DePaul 7-5 0.5167 114 0.5287 Bige 0-0
    139 Lehigh 7-5 0.5164 234 0.4742 Patr 0-0
    140 Davidson 3-8 0.5152 30 0.5758 South 0-0

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    141 Illinois St. 6-5 0.5140 143 0.5154 Mvc 0-0
    142 LA Monroe 2-4 0.5139 59 0.5571 Sbelt 0-0
    143 Youngstown St. 5-6 0.5139 159 0.5079 Horiz 0-0
    144 Kansas St. 8-3 0.5130 215 0.4825 Big12 0-0
    145 Utah 9-1 0.5125 345 0.3833 Pac12 0-0
    146 Denver 4-6 0.5125 45 0.5673 Summit 0-0
    147 TCU 7-3 0.5108 266 0.4564 Big12 0-0
    148 SE Louisiana 3-6 0.5107 98 0.5357 Sland 0-0
    149 Albany 6-6 0.5095 195 0.4904 Aeast 0-0
    150 Morehead St. 7-6 0.5091 218 0.4810 Ovc 0-0

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    151 Oregon St. 6-4 0.5088 206 0.4854 Pac12 0-0
    152 N.C. Wilmington 4-7 0.5085 92 0.5376 Coln 0-0
    153 Georgia Tech 8-4 0.5081 214 0.4831 Acc 0-0
    154 Northwestern 7-5 0.5076 168 0.5031 Big10 0-0
    155 UTEP 6-5 0.5074 135 0.5197 Cusa 0-0
    156 Valparaiso 5-6 0.5073 97 0.5357 Horiz 0-0
    157 Cal Poly 2-7 0.5062 15 0.5987 Bigw 0-0
    158 Texas Tech 7-5 0.5057 173 0.5001 Big12 0-0
    159 Cleveland St. 5-6 0.5052 137 0.5191 Horiz 0-0
    160 Oakland 3-10 0.5051 10 0.6146 Horiz 0-0

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    161 East Carolina 6-3 0.5043 289 0.4448 Cusa 0-0
    162 Towson 5-6 0.5040 132 0.5205 Coln 0-0
    163 Boston College 3-8 0.5035 17 0.5965 Acc 0-1
    164 Mizzou KC 3-7 0.5034 44 0.5680 Wac 0-0
    165 Mississippi St. 9-3 0.5034 285 0.4462 Sec 0-0
    166 Sam Houston St. 5-4 0.5029 264 0.4569 Sland 0-0
    167 Texas A&M 8-3 0.5025 230 0.4748 Sec 0-0
    168 Eastern Wash. 3-5 0.5020 102 0.5339 Bsky 0-0
    169 Northwestern St. 2-7 0.5019 33 0.5739 Sland 0-0
    170 South Carolina-Upstate 5-6 0.5016 207 0.4851 Atsun 0-0

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    171 Washington 6-5 0.4997 140 0.5166 Pac12 0-0
    172 Loyola Marymnt 7-4 0.4995 306 0.4373 Wcc 0-0
    173 Tulsa 4-8 0.4990 37 0.5720 Cusa 0-0
    174 St. Bonaventure 8-4 0.4982 318 0.4243 Atl10 0-0
    175 Iona 5-5 0.4978 217 0.4813 Maac 2-0
    176 Northern Colorado 4-3 0.4978 276 0.4505 Bsky 0-0
    177 Northern Illinois 4-5 0.4976 130 0.5216 Midam 0-0
    178 Long Beach St. 1-9 0.4949 5 0.6371 Bigw 0-0
    179 Montana 2-4 0.4935 113 0.5299 Bsky 0-0
    180 Holy Cross 6-5 0.4928 256 0.4611 Patr 0-0

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    181 Auburn 6-3 0.4928 229 0.4752 Sec 0-0
    182 Nevada 5-7 0.4927 141 0.5163 Mwest 0-0
    183 Stony Brook 8-4 0.4927 313 0.4307 Aeast 1-0
    184 IPFW 8-4 0.4918 335 0.4024 Summit 0-0
    185 South Florida 8-4 0.4917 277 0.4504 Aac 0-0
    186 Evansville 4-6 0.4889 125 0.5249 Mvc 0-0
    187 North Dakota 1-7 0.4883 8 0.6199 Bsky 0-0
    188 Monmouth 6-6 0.4877 211 0.4836 Maac 0-2
    189 Columbia 7-5 0.4874 257 0.4605 Ivy 0-0
    190 Charleston 4-7 0.4857 74 0.5460 Coln 0-0

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    191 N.C. Asheville 2-7 0.4836 124 0.5251 Bsou 0-0
    192 Wofford 2-7 0.4830 127 0.5243 South 0-0
    193 Yale 5-6 0.4829 260 0.4602 Ivy 0-0
    194 Radford 6-4 0.4825 333 0.4053 Bsou 0-0
    195 San Diego 7-4 0.4822 303 0.4383 Wcc 0-0
    196 Miami (OH) 3-5 0.4821 200 0.4881 Midam 0-0
    197 TX Arlington 3-7 0.4815 117 0.5279 Sbelt 0-0
    198 West. Michigan 6-5 0.4814 252 0.4630 Midam 0-0
    199 Northeastern 3-9 0.4812 43 0.5683 Coln 0-0
    200 Idaho 5-7 0.4801 220 0.4799 Wac 0-0

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    201 South Alabama 3-6 0.4789 83 0.5418 Sbelt 0-0
    202 SE Missouri St. 6-4 0.4789 325 0.4163 Ovc 0-0
    203 Idaho St. 1-5 0.4780 110 0.5313 Bsky 0-0
    204 Fla Gulf Coast 4-7 0.4761 203 0.4866 Atsun 0-0
    205 Quinnipiac 6-4 0.4758 316 0.4280 Maac 1-1
    206 Pepperdine 6-5 0.4756 272 0.4533 Wcc 0-0
    207 Colorado St. 6-4 0.4743 232 0.4745 Mwest 0-0
    208 South Dakota St 4-7 0.4738 160 0.5077 Summit 0-0
    209 Fairleigh Dickinson 2-9 0.4726 111 0.5309 Neast 0-0
    210 Buffalo 4-4 0.4722 253 0.4629 Midam 0-0

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    211 William & Mary 5-4 0.4712 307 0.4368 Coln 0-0
    212 North Texas 5-5 0.4703 227 0.4763 Cusa 0-0
    213 Miss. Valley St. 1-7 0.4688 53 0.5610 Swac 0-0
    214 Vermont 3-8 0.4663 144 0.5153 Aeast 1-0
    215 Winthrop 4-4 0.4657 270 0.4542 Bsou 0-0
    216 Lipscomb 4-6 0.4656 281 0.4469 Atsun 0-0
    217 E. Tennessee St. 5-6 0.4653 221 0.4797 Atsun 0-0
    218 AR Little Rock 2-7 0.4650 101 0.5346 Sbelt 0-0
    219 Siena 4-8 0.4638 184 0.4950 Maac 1-1
    220 Bradley 5-7 0.4633 166 0.5041 Mvc 0-0

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    221 Coastal Carolina 3-6 0.4620 164 0.5049 Bsou 0-0
    222 Texas St. 2-8 0.4618 87 0.5400 Sbelt 0-0
    223 Gardner-Webb 4-7 0.4607 248 0.4661 Bsou 0-0
    224 Coppin St. 3-7 0.4607 194 0.4910 Meac 1-0
    225 Southern U. 1-9 0.4602 56 0.5581 Swac 0-0
    226 Georgia St. 4-6 0.4591 250 0.4640 Sbelt 0-0
    227 Brown 6-4 0.4585 344 0.3846 Ivy 0-0
    228 Virginia Military 3-5 0.4584 204 0.4862 Bsou 0-0
    229 Texas Southern 3-7 0.4570 224 0.4777 Swac 0-0
    230 Grambling St. 0-5 0.4569 12 0.6092 Swac 0-0

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    231 James Madison 4-9 0.4568 209 0.4847 Coln 0-0
    232 Robert Morris 5-8 0.4563 263 0.4581 Neast 0-0
    233 Rutgers 5-7 0.4551 139 0.5175 Aac 0-0
    234 San Francisco 5-5 0.4549 239 0.4688 Wcc 0-0
    235 Norfolk St. 5-5 0.4530 326 0.4123 Meac 2-0
    236 San Jose St. 4-6 0.4521 293 0.4440 Mwest 0-0
    237 McNeese St. 0-9 0.4514 13 0.6018 Sland 0-0
    238 Charleston S. 2-6 0.4500 212 0.4834 Bsou 0-0
    239 North Florida 4-7 0.4495 274 0.4511 Atsun 0-0
    240 Alabama St. 3-5 0.4494 291 0.4444 Swac 0-0

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    241 Lafayette 3-6 0.4492 241 0.4671 Patr 0-0
    242 Tennessee Tech 5-7 0.4485 290 0.4446 Ovc 0-0
    243 Northern Arizona 2-8 0.4483 138 0.5184 Bsky 0-0
    244 Western Carolina 4-8 0.4474 259 0.4602 South 0-0
    245 Marist 3-9 0.4466 145 0.5152 Maac 0-2
    246 Santa Clara 5-6 0.4466 245 0.4662 Wcc 0-0
    247 AR Pine Bluff 0-8 0.4466 18 0.5955 Swac 0-0
    248 Marshall 3-7 0.4454 129 0.5225 Cusa 0-0
    249 CSU Fullerton 5-7 0.4444 258 0.4604 Bigw 0-0
    250 Houston 8-5 0.4434 328 0.4082 Aac 0-0

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    251 Weber St. 1-5 0.4433 76 0.5457 Bsky 0-0
    252 Montana St. 3-6 0.4430 262 0.4588 Bsky 0-0
    253 Murray St. 3-6 0.4419 189 0.4924 Ovc 0-0
    254 Florida Intl. 6-4 0.4419 327 0.4086 Cusa 0-0
    255 CSU Northridge 5-5 0.4418 330 0.4066 Bigw 0-0
    256 Loyola (MD) 4-5 0.4418 322 0.4189 Patr 0-0
    257 High Point 2-7 0.4415 167 0.5032 Bsou 0-0
    258 Chicago St. 3-7 0.4413 198 0.4885 Wac 0-0
    259 Rice 3-6 0.4405 255 0.4614 Cusa 0-0
    260 Wagner 4-7 0.4401 308 0.4358 Neast 0-0

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    261 South Dakota 2-8 0.4397 161 0.5070 Summit 0-0
    262 Morgan St. 3-7 0.4392 169 0.5023 Meac 1-0
    263 Long Island 4-7 0.4390 243 0.4669 Neast 0-0
    264 Illinois-Chicago 3-8 0.4387 197 0.4889 Horiz 0-0
    265 Utah Valley 3-7 0.4384 178 0.4963 Wac 0-0
    266 UCF 6-3 0.4371 348 0.3732 Aac 0-0
    267 Furman 3-5 0.4363 284 0.4464 South 0-0
    268 Abilene Christian 0-6 0.4352 25 0.5803 Sland 0-0
    269 Rhode Island 6-5 0.4352 323 0.4181 Atl10 0-1
    270 Old Dominion 5-7 0.4344 247 0.4661 Cusa 0-0

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    271 CSU Bakersfield 5-7 0.4333 312 0.4318 Wac 0-0
    272 Dartmouth 5-4 0.4320 346 0.3794 Ivy 0-0
    273 Nicholls St. 2-6 0.4318 265 0.4567 Sland 0-0
    274 N.C. Greensboro 3-7 0.4317 244 0.4666 South 0-0
    275 Pennsylvania 2-7 0.4311 176 0.4973 Ivy 0-0
    276 Campbell 2-6 0.4309 288 0.4450 Bsou 0-0
    277 St. Peter’s 3-7 0.4301 302 0.4385 Maac 0-2
    278 Tenn-Martin 3-10 0.4298 213 0.4832 Ovc 0-0
    279 Alabama A&M 1-6 0.4291 191 0.4917 Swac 0-0
    280 Mount St. Mary’s 3-8 0.4284 196 0.4901 Neast 0-0

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    281 Prairie View A&M 1-9 0.4279 128 0.5243 Swac 0-0
    282 Portland St. 3-4 0.4272 246 0.4662 Bsky 0-0
    283 Hartford 5-8 0.4254 324 0.4169 Aeast 0-0
    284 American U. 3-7 0.4232 278 0.4502 Patr 0-0
    285 N.C. A&T 2-9 0.4232 201 0.4881 Meac 0-0
    286 Cent. Michigan 5-5 0.4232 336 0.3975 Midam 0-0
    287 Tulane 6-6 0.4226 311 0.4325 Cusa 0-0
    288 Kennesaw St. 1-10 0.4224 136 0.5192 Atsun 0-0
    289 Southern Utah 0-8 0.4222 49 0.5629 Bsky 0-0
    290 North Kentucky 4-7 0.4219 271 0.4537 Atsun 0-0

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    291 Ball St. 1-7 0.4210 112 0.5301 Midam 0-0
    292 Houston Baptist 2-9 0.4192 208 0.4848 Sland 0-0
    293 Georgia 6-4 0.4162 334 0.4050 Sec 0-0
    294 Western Ill. 2-7 0.4156 219 0.4801 Summit 0-0
    295 Jacksonville St. 4-9 0.4153 320 0.4230 Ovc 0-0
    296 Sacramento St. 1-5 0.4144 254 0.4628 Bsky 0-0
    297 Hampton 5-7 0.4134 332 0.4054 Meac 2-0
    298 Duquesne 5-5 0.4120 338 0.3961 Atl10 0-0
    299 UC Riverside 3-7 0.4114 269 0.4543 Bigw 0-0
    300 Austin Peay 4-8 0.4088 314 0.4297 Ovc 0-0

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    301 Florida A&M 2-10 0.4076 240 0.4678 Meac 0-2
    302 Liberty 3-7 0.4067 301 0.4392 Bsou 0-0
    303 Florida Atlantic 2-10 0.4066 172 0.5005 Cusa 0-0
    304 Loyola (IL) 4-7 0.4056 317 0.4270 Mvc 0-0
    305 Hofstra 3-7 0.4046 238 0.4712 Coln 0-0
    306 St. Francis (PA) 2-9 0.4045 237 0.4713 Neast 0-0
    307 Eastern Illinois 1-8 0.4033 223 0.4779 Ovc 0-0
    308 Troy 3-7 0.4031 280 0.4493 Sbelt 0-0
    309 Fairfield 2-9 0.4011 177 0.4971 Maac 0-2
    310 Navy 4-5 0.4009 350 0.3624 Patr 0-0

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    311 Central Conn. St. 3-8 0.4006 287 0.4456 Neast 0-0
    312 Delaware St. 0-9 0.3999 105 0.5332 Meac 0-2
    313 Longwood 1-8 0.3964 233 0.4743 Bsou 0-0
    314 Wright St. 5-7 0.3940 347 0.3763 Horiz 0-0
    315 MD Eastern Shore 1-6 0.3937 225 0.4773 Meac 0-0
    316 UC Davis 3-9 0.3935 298 0.4413 Bigw 0-0
    317 Texas A&M C.C. 2-8 0.3920 222 0.4792 Sland 0-0
    318 Air Force 4-5 0.3898 331 0.4059 Mwest 0-0
    319 Binghamton 2-9 0.3881 309 0.4356 Aeast 0-0
    320 Samford 2-8 0.3869 315 0.4281 South 0-0

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    321 Grand Canyon 2-5 0.3848 341 0.3897 Wac 0-0
    322 Tennessee St. 0-12 0.3845 152 0.5126 Ovc 0-0
    323 IUPUI 2-11 0.3834 267 0.4547 Summit 0-0
    324 Southern Ill. 3-8 0.3824 286 0.4460 Mvc 0-0
    325 Georgia Southern 3-7 0.3813 342 0.3894 South 0-0
    326 N.J.I.T. 6-8 0.3796 349 0.3633 Indp 0-0
    327 Maine 0-9 0.3795 163 0.5060 Aeast 0-0
    328 Army 3-7 0.3792 337 0.3966 Patr 0-0
    329 Niagara 3-9 0.3767 300 0.4398 Maac 1-1
    330 Texas Pan Amer. 3-9 0.3722 339 0.3951 Wac 0-0

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    331 Jacksonville 2-7 0.3713 304 0.4379 Atsun 0-0
    332 Chattanooga 1-8 0.3708 282 0.4468 South 0-0
    333 New Hampshire 1-9 0.3705 275 0.4508 Aeast 0-1
    334 Cornell 0-11 0.3702 187 0.4936 Ivy 0-0
    335 MD Baltimore Cty. 2-9 0.3689 305 0.4378 Aeast 0-0
    336 Sacred Heart 2-12 0.3673 319 0.4231 Neast 0-0
    337 S. Carolina St. 1-8 0.3666 261 0.4602 Meac 0-0
    338 Appalachian St. 0-8 0.3662 199 0.4882 South 0-0
    339 Mass-Lowell 0-11 0.3644 205 0.4859 Aeast 0-1
    340 Alcorn St. 0-7 0.3617 216 0.4823 Swac 0-0

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    341 Howard 1-12 0.3594 294 0.4438 Meac 1-1
    342 Central Arkansas 1-7 0.3567 292 0.4443 Sland 0-0
    343 Lamar 1-10 0.3551 296 0.4421 Sland 0-0
    344 Citadel 1-8 0.3526 297 0.4415 South 0-0
    345 SIU-Edwardsville 2-10 0.3467 321 0.4206 Ovc 0-0
    346 Presbyterian 2-9 0.3421 343 0.3881 Bsou 0-0
    347 Incarnate Word 0-1 0.3390 273 0.4520 Sland 0-0
    348 Stetson 2-10 0.3255 340 0.3923 Atsun 0-0
    349 Bethune-Cookman 0-13 0.3253 310 0.4337 Meac 0-2
    350 TX San Antonio 2-7 0.3146 351 0.3485 Cusa 0-0

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    351 Savannah St. 0-11 0.3050 329 0.4066 Meac 0-0

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    2012-2013 ratings



  2. ducky
    10:50 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    If the Cats get outrebounded they get blown out. Win that battle then it will be close. IMO, ul has too many weapons for this young Cats team to contend with. No matter what–Go Cats!



  3. Hendo Blue
    10:53 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    Really? What weapons they got?



  4. Got CAL?
    11:12 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    UK shots 70% or better from the free throw line, UK wins by 10 pts.



  5. Lance
    11:17 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    I am as die hard a UK fan as they come, but I still think this team is quite a ways off from being ready to compete with a battle tested and talented team like Loserville will put on the floor. I am still, and always will be, old school in that I believe you have to have some 3-4 year guys (with playing experience) on a team to be a real contender in the long run. No matter how talented you are, you can’t teach experience.



  6. Hendo Blue
    11:35 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    Lance..win or lose tomorrow these early season battles are giving us the experience we will need come March. We will be a better team come March because of these games. Hopefully we right the ship starting tomorrow.



    • Lance
      11:00 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

      Hendo
      I agree this team is gaining experience with these games, but I do not see this team growing yet like they should. Today will tell us a lot more but I am really talking about the Millers, Pattersons,etc type players who have been through the years of battle that this team is missing. These players seem to be more worried about looking good as individuals to establish a place in the draft rather than playing to make this team better and trying to win a NC. They just have not sold out for the name on the front of the uniform yet.



  7. Hendo Blue
    11:40 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    You know the team we had last year nearly beat them on their court and would have if we hit our free throws. That team was less talented and just as inexperienced as this year’s team. I say we win the rebounds and hit our free throws, we’ll win handily.



  8. smh
    11:57 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    Lmao! Last year and this year two different ones….ass kicked again…..go CARDS



  9. smh
    11:58 pm December 27, 2013 Permalink

    However you try to rationalize it….



  10. Hendo Blue
    12:07 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

    It was hardly an ass kicking. Our NIT boys almost beat you on your court. You weren’t exactly a dominant team last year.



  11. Hendo Blue
    12:08 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

    And far far from it this year.



  12. Chad
    6:55 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

    I hate loserville but this kentucky team seems to be so spoiled. If Sean woods thought last years
    Kentucky team felt entitled then he should meet this team. Something about those twins hanging their heads on bad plays and a the way they look defeated at times. I don’t think they’ve bought into the team aspect of things yet. By that I mean they are still too worried about personal achievement at this point. Let’s just hope that ricks press doesn’t destroy them and leave them feeling sorry for theirselves. Id say polson will see a lot of playing time today. Go cats!



    • sammydog
      11:17 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

      sniff, sniff…I smell a Loserville troll!



  13. freetobeme
    7:48 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

    c basketball was so weak last year . when a instate team win it all Louisville has 1!!!!!!!!!scorer large mouth bass mouth russ set the hook and u win the game lmao fuk Louisville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  14. Doubting Thomas
    9:40 am December 28, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t believe we are ready for Louisville yet! Our team has never experienced
    anything like what Rupp will be like this afternoon! They’ve never experienced a
    hated rivalry like they will today! They’ve never felt the tension, pressure or the expectations of the BBN
    Like they will today! We will know what this team is made of after today’s game. Win or lose I
    hope they give everything they have and most of all enjoy the experience of playing in a game that most Ky boys dream about as they grow up. Go Cats!!!!